Quotes with choose
But one cannot weep for the entire world. It is beyond human strength. One must choose.
Cecile or The School for Fathers (1954)
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words.
The issue put before these electors was, which of two rich people will you choose?
The English Constitution (1867)
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting; acting chose me.
I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, nor fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
It hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the latest model car, you can't do this. A car is necessary to do a lot of work, but please, choose a more humble one. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world.
July 6, 2013
But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
I have not urged a mechanical fusion of the civil rights and peace movements. There are people who have come to see the moral imperative of equality, but who cannot yet see the moral imperative of world brotherhood. I would like to see the fervor of the civil-rights movement imbued into the peace movement to instill it with greater strength. And I believe everyone has a duty to be in both the civil-rights and peace movements. But for those who presently choose but one, I would hope they will finally come to see the moral roots common to both.
Speech at an antiwar demonstration, April 15, 1967.
A man who would sell a year of his life for any amount of money would be considered insane, and yet we deliberately choose occupations and vocations which statistics and physicians tell us will be practically sure to cut off from five to twenty-five, thirty, or even forty years of our lives, and are seemingly perfectly indifferent to our fate.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
We cannot choose the moments. They arrive unbidden by us. We can choose to let the moments pass, and avoid the difficulties they entail. But the loss we would incur by that choice is much dearer than the tribute we once paid to vanity and pleasure.
These are the materials for reflection which history affords to those who choose to make use of them.
When a person comes to die, no matter what their talents and influence and genius, if they die unloved their life must be a failure to them and dying is a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I choose between two courses of thought or action we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.